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Pizzas for the People

Pizzas for the People

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Premiere 2009 Reference PAMS Choice 2013
Genre Multidisciplinary Arts
Company Hwang Kim
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Performance Info

‘Smuggling’ has been introduced to the world!


In the course of a long running ideological conflict North Korea is one of the most culturally isolated countries in the world, which reject any foreign influences through a tight control of media and communication equipment. To protect the North Korean identity from potential damaging western influences, short wave radios for example are banned while TV receiver are locked to tune only to the 3 official channels.
Paradoxically, with the support of pizza loving leader Kim Jong-il the first-ever Pizzeria was recently opened to provide an authentic Italian experience for a minority of wealthy political elite.


With the aim off challenging current cultural obstacles in North Korea, I have contacted a number of Chinese smugglers in China to distribute illegal propaganda over the border to North Korea, through the popular DVD format, which players are widely found in North Korean homes.


The Pizzas for the People is the series of designed insertions that explores how design can playfully contribute and impact on a social and cultural level, subtly challenging an ideological status quo.


 

Production Details

Director
Hwang Kim
Hwang Kim, he has been working as a designer, artist, film maker, as well as an activist.

His projects start from the premise that our current global society, with its prevailing techno-political system, faces challenges of an unprecedented scale.

Hwang is asking himself how his activity can contribute to alternative models of living and production by engaging with, commenting on, and addressing issues currently beyond the usual scope of design - political, social, technological or ecological. Hwang is exploring the potential of creating tangible objects or interventions which impact at a social or behavioural level, by engaging with new methods of production and dissemination.

Contact Info

E-mail
hwang.kim@network.rca.ac.uk 
Tel
+31 652 833 507 
Address
Design, 8th Floor, TP Vision Holding BV, Prins Bernhardplein 200, 1097JB Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Technical Info

Troupe
Troupe Size : 01 ( 6 Performers, 1 staff )
Duration
min : 60 min ( Intermission : )
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Origin
http://eng.theapro.kr

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